Imphal, June 30,
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president, Amit Shah, today attended a crucial meeting of the BJP which consulted various issues including planning strategy for the upcoming Parliamentary Election scheduled in 2019. The meeting however still did not announced the name of the candidates who will be nominated by the BJP at both Inner and Outer Lok sabha seat of Manipur.
The meeting held today at Hotel Classic Grande was attended by delegates from North Eastern state led by Union MoS Kiren Rijiju, Biblap Deb , Chief Minister of Tripura, Himanta Bishwas, Finance Minister of Assam, Y. Patton Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland , Pema Kandu , CM of Arunachal Pradesh and BJP leaders from Meghalaya and Sikkim beside Chief Minister of Manipur N. Biren Singh.
During the meeting called Lok Sabha Tolly Beithak which means a gear up exercise for poll preparation Amit Shah appeals party workers to be prepared for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
The saffron party is girding up its loins for next year’s general elections and Shah, who recently was on tour of Assam, came down heavily on the party’s social media team in the State for not being “aggressive” keeping the 2019 elections in mind. Shah asked the social media team to reach out to the electorate and the young crowd at large.
The BJP president asked the party leaders in to be active on social media and take a leaf out of the books.
The saffron party has also set a target of winning 21 seats out of 25 parliamentary constituencies in NE in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP is pulling out all stops to win maximum seats in NE. Shah had earlier this year stated in a meeting in Guwahati, “Except Mizoram, all other States in NE are ruled by the North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) constituents. So, all of you need to take it forward.” This factor has proved to be a big shot in the arm for the party.
The BJP chief also said that the party will have to win the maximum number of seats in Northeast to “strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that development of the region continues”.
The National BJP President who arrived in the state today morning returned back today evening along with Union Minister Alluwalia .